1) Meitei script: Newspapers in Manipur will be replacing the Bengali script with the Meitei script
- Patronised by Meitei rulers fell into disuse after the advent of Hinduism and eventually disappeared, as Bengali script became popular. A movement to revive the Meitei Mayek started in the the1930s and gathered strength in the 1950s.
- The Manipur Official Language Act, 1979, was enacted with the definition of Manipuri language as “Meiteilon written in Bengali script and spoken by the majority of Manipuri population”.
- By an Amendment Act of 2021, the definition of “Manipuri language” in the Official Language Act was modified as “Meiteilon in Meetei Mayek and spoken by the majority of the Manipur population”
2) Kochi-Muziris Biennale: The Kochi Muziris Biennale was founded in 2011 by Kerala-born, Mumbai-based artists Bose Krishnamachari and Riyas Komu.
- A biennale is an international large-scale showcase of art that takes place every two years at a particular site, centred around a curatorial theme.
- The theme for 2022: “In Our Views Flow Ink and Fire”.
3) IND-INDO CORPAT Exercise: India and Indonesia have been carrying out CORPATs twice a year since 2002.
- Aim: Keeping the vital part of the Indian Ocean Region (IOR) safe and secure for commercial shipping, international trade and conduct of legitimate maritime activities.
- CORPATs help build understanding and interoperability between navies, and facilitate institution of measures to prevent and suppress Illegal Unreported Unregulated (IUU) fishing, drug trafficking, maritime terrorism, armed robbery and piracy.
4) Greybellied Wren Babbler: It is a specie of songbird named after the Lisu, the local community.
- This is mostly found in Myanmar with some birds occurring in adjoining China and Thailand.
- IUCN Status: Least Concern
- Habitat: Subtropical moist montane forest.
- Features: Dark edges to its back and crown feathers give it a scaly-looking quality.
- Forages on ground and in undergrowth, almost always under heavy cover and rarely emerging into the open.
5) NVS-01 onwards: ISRO is introducing the L1 frequency in all its future satellites with an aim to promote the civilian use of NAVigation with the Indian Constellation (NavIC).
- The seven satellites in the NavIC constellation so far use two frequencies for providing positioning data — L5 and S band.
- The next satellites, starting from NVS-01 onwards, will have an L1 band for civilian navigational use.
- The L1 frequency is one of the most commonly used frequencies in the Global Positioning System (GPS),
- It will increase the use of the regional navigation system in wearable devices and personal trackers that use low-power, single-frequency chips.